The Incredibles Deluxe Figure: Punch 'n Rescue Mr. Incredibleby Lesley Owen Lippold
"Nothing can stop Mr. Incredible from coming to the rescue not even a solid brick wall. Twist arm back and release, when wall is hit it breaks apart!"
Figure comes with a break apart brick wall, figure stand and mini poster. Figure is wearing a blue action suit, not the red suit as seen in the movie clips.
My four-year-old son hasn't seen the movie yet, but he knows who Mr. Incredible is from the movie previews. He was so excited to open the Mr. Incredible Punch 'n' Rescue action figure. However, his excitement soon diminished as he became frustrated by his inability to operate the action hero successfully.
He brought all the pieces to me and saying "Mommy, help me make him punch." I asked him to bring me the instructions, so we could read them together. When I looked there wasn't much in the way of operating instructions. It basically said to "twist back his arm and release." A picture below the one-line instruction showed the action figure without his stand.
So together we set up the brick wall, and positioned the action figure in a punch-like position. I then asked my son to twist back Mr. Incredible's arm. As my four year old attempted to twist back the arm, the arm rotated downward and when he released, it did nothing! My little one was now frustrated with his new toy. Hoping to avoid tears, I decided to give the action figure a try myself. I found that I was able to "twist back the arm" when I put my index finger on the shoulder and my thumb on the figure's back. I showed this method to my son and we did it several times together.
My four year old was able to manipulate the toy a few times, causing the wall to come crashing down as the action hero punched it. But he quickly became disappointed by the difficultly of operating his new toy on his own. He then decided to remove the action figure from its stand, toss the wall aside and fly the action figure around the room a few times. As I watched him, he would land the action figure periodically and make some punch like sounds as he tried to make Mr. Incredible throw a punch.
Perhaps this toy would be best used by a child slightly older than my son's 4 years.